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Antimicrobials

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by Logan Brown Logan Brown (New) New

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Hello everyone, 

 

    I'm an adult gerontology acute care nurse practitioner student with less than a year to go until I'm finished. As I learn and study new topics, I'm consistently left with questions regarding antimicrobial treatments. I would like to hear some ways that others have learned antimicrobials and treatments of various infections. Currently, we are learning by disease process such as acute uncomplicated cystitis in women, etc...I find myself bogged down in the seemingly endless algorithms of treatment. My preceptor suggested to learn the common gram -/+ bugs and what drugs have effects on them as a starting place for practice. I really want to be a good prescriber, especially of antimicrobials as we all know their resistance has only grown, I don't want to be a part of the problem secondary to poor stewardship. Any other suggestions would be amazing. Thanks for the support!

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myoglobin has 11 years experience as a ASN, BSN, MSN and specializes in ICU, trauma, neuro.

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In nursing school we used a product called the Sanford guide, which provided localized antimicrobial resistance patterns https://www.sanfordguide.com/products/ .  I would suggest also using Epocrates and UpToDate.  If you integrate the information from these three sources you will be better than 90% of practitioners.  

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